Northern California Bluegrass Society Members will have a busy June, full of area festivals. Summertime…and the livin’ is easy! You are welcome to come out and join us! Here are the festivals next month:
1-2 – Pick And Gather Festival, Riverdance Farms, Livingston.
1-2 – Redwood Mountain Faire, Roaring Camp Railroads, Felton.
Our Pick & Gather Host Cindy Lashbrook of Riverdance Farms
8-9 – San Francisco Free Folk Festival, Presidio Middle School, San Francisco.
8-15 – Brown County Jamboree & Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Bluegrass Festival, Bill Monroe Music Park, Bean Blossom, IN.
13-16 — CBA Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley.
14-16 — Huck Finn’s Jubilee, Cucamonga-Guasti Regional Park, Ontario (note new location).
15-16 – La Honda Music & Art Fair, La Honda Gardens, La Honda.
17-23 – Susanville Bluegrass Festival, Lassen County Fairgrounds, Susanville.
20-23 — Telluride Bluegrass Festival, various venues, Telluride, CO. (Sold Out)
22 – Mount Tam Jam, Mountain Theater, Mt. Tamalpais State Park, Mill Valley.
28-30 – Kate Wolf Music Festival, Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville.
27-29 — International Bluegrass Music Museum ROMP Bluegrass Music Roots & Branches Festival, Yellow Creek Park, Owensboro, KY.
29 — Packinghouse Brew Grass Festival, June 29, Packinghouse Brewery, Riverside.
Grassfire, a traditional bluegrass band from California’s Central Valley, will make it’s first appearance at the August 8-11, 2013 Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.
The benefit for the Northern California Bluegrass Society will be held at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos, 7 miles south of Hollister on Highway 25.
Advance Tickets are on sale through July 15.
GOF Festival Flier
The 8th Annual Jake’s Brown Barn Bluegrass Reunion is set for October 11-13, 2013 at the Historic Franklin Ranch in Gilroy. The outdoor-season-ending festival is presented by The Music Medics and the Quesenberry Family.
The Northern California Bluegrass Society welcomes this annual event which honors the late Jake Quensenberry. More details will be announced soon.
NCBS Facebook Page Alert:
Longtime NCBS favorite Windy Hill will perform this Friday evening, May 24, 2013, in Redwood City. The show is the album release party for the band’s new CD Lonesome Garbage Man.
One lucky fan of the Northern California Bluegrass Society Facebook Page will win tickets to the show on Monday afternoon, May 20.
Ticket Giveaway Details: Everyone is welcome to visit the NCBS Facebook Page and “Like” us! It’s free. The first person responding to our Official Facebook Contest Posting on Monday afternoon will win the tickets. Thanks to everyone who entered — Don is on his way to the show on Friday!
Windy Hill Concert Details: The band will travel all the way from Portola Valley to downtown Redwood City to perform at Club Fox. Address: Club Fox, 2209 Broadway, Redwood City. Friday, May 24 — Doors open at 8:00pm and showtime is at 9:00pm.
Live Windy Hill Radio On Tuesday Night: The band will perform live on Sarah Bellum’s That’s Not Bluegrass Show, KZSU-Stanford, 90.5FM in the Central & South Bay, 9:00-Midnight, Tuesday, May 21st.
Club Fox At The Fox Theater, Redwood City
Here are some upcoming Northern California Bluegrass Society dates and deadlines coming this summer and fall for your calendar:
18 — RBA Presents The Tuttles With A. J. Lee, First Presbyterian Church, Mountain View (NCBS-welcomed).
1 — NCBS Board Election Candidate Statements Due.
1 — Last Day For NCBS Members To Register With IBMA Member Advance Discount For International Bluegrass Music Association World Of Bluegrass.
15 — Last Day To Purchase Discount Advance Tickets To Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival (NCBS Member Discount).
6 — Last Day For Mailed Ballots To Be Received For NCBS Election.
8-11 — 20th Annual NCBS Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.
10 — NCBS Board Of Directors Election At GOF Festival.
24-28 — International Bluegrass Music Association World Of Bluegrass (NCBS Member Discount).
11-13 — Jake’s Brown Barn Bluegrass Reunion (NCBS-welcomed).
Molly Tuttle & A. J. Lee
Redwood Bluegrass Associates will present The Tuttles With A. J. Lee in concert this Saturday evening, May 18 at the First Presbyterian Church Of Mountain View.
The concert will begin at 7:30pm, with an open jam led by Ed Cirimelli starting at 5:00pm. Food and drink will be available at the show (however, there will not be a benefit BBQ dinner to conclude the season, as in the past).
The program will conclude the 2012-2013 RBA season, which is welcomed by the Northern California Bluegrass Society. The Fall-Winter-Spring series will return in October.
Bruce Edmundson of Mountain View has been named to fill the open seat on the Northern California Bluegrass Society Board Of Directors. He will serve until elections are held in August at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival.
He previously served on the board and has been the first “off board” treasurer in Society history during the 2012-2013 term — until now.
He has been an active bluegrass music volunteer with NCBS/SCBS and Redwood Bluegrass Associates for decades.
Welcome back, Bruce!
Two Month Reminder: The deadline for the purchase of Discount Advance Tickets to the 20th Annual Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is July 15, 2013. NCBS members receive a deep discount, while non-members receive a discount.
GOF Advance Tickets
The GOF is set for August 8-11 at Bolado Park, Tres Pinos.